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The Nature of Paint

Doctoral thesis in words & images

The following paintings represent one of the outcomes of my PhD research on natural art materials. I adapted paint recipes that I found in historic archives and created artworks that highlight each ingredient by using that same ingredient. With each artwork was an accompanying glass jar containing a sample of the ingredient. For the PhD I created 100 of these for the exhibition however due to Covid restrictions, the show never opened to the public. Here is a sampling of the works.


The paintings are an example of an ongoing project to be more sustainable in the twenty-first century art studio, to learn more about the ingredients we use, what secrets nature has to offer, with the aim to foster an ethos that aligns with global eco-trends in other industries.

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